Goby or sculpin ? El cap .

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  1. swings are free

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    Goby
     
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    That looks like what I caught at Skinner one time, when I was trying to catch bluegill.
     
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    FW Sculpin would be my guess.
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    Its a freshwater sculpin, they have a darker pattern as opposed to the shimofuri goby which has brown/tan stripes and a small fluorescent blue spot behind the gill plates
     
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    Longjaw mudsucker
     
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    Looks like a whole new line of baits to try at El Cap!
     
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    I thought the same thing.
     
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    Queue what say you about this?
     
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    I’m working on it rn, got a couple molds.
     
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    Cottus asper. P r i c k l y sculpin

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    Tridentiger bifasciatus Shimofuri goby
     
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    Oh god
     
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    Yeah if your lake gets aqueduct water or ever had a trout plant who knows what might show up. Like the wipers a friend used to catch while poaching Barrett decades ago. (edit: Yeah, he had pics.) Not small and not just a few.
    And the partially armored three spine sticklebacks that miraculously appeared in one local watershed a few years back.
     
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    Dude fishing is so nuts to me...fresh water sculpin? Three spine sticklebacks wtf is that?!?! So many species!!!
     
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    And here I thought those wipers were just a rumor... Lol
     
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    To the best of my knowledge, the freshwater sculpin arrived via the aqueduct, along with Asian clams. The stickleback are attributed to trout plants received from the Mojave hatchery many years ago and I have seen them in both Noble Creek and Pine Creek. Some other oddities include a flathead catfish that went into Hodges after arriving with a load of channel catfish from Imperial Valley.

    In the course of shocking, I recall that Larry Bottroff came across a single good sized striper at both Hodges and Lower Otay, as well as mullet at the latter.

    Murray was good for an assortment of fish dumped from aquariums, including oscars. Another time I just happened to be on the dock when a guy pulled up in his boat, recognized me, reached into his live well and said, "when did you put these things in here?

    It was a three to four pound peacock bass that he released back into the lake at the dock.

    For those interested, Introduced Fishes of California by the DFG is a great read and resource and available, but out of print.
     
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    i used to have some drop shot plastics that resembled those, might ck and see, they worked at SV
     
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